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This space provides the same content as before, but the organization of the home page has changed. The content is now organized based on logical branches instead of legacy book titles. We hope that the new structure will help you quickly find the content that you need.

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In today’s business environment, data availability is crucial as information-processing capabilities evolve to better accommodate round-the-clock, global business operations.

Organizations relying on mainframe applications need the ability to create backup copies of databases with minimal interruption of business-critical application processing. Shrinking batch windows and growing batch workloads are becoming increasingly problematic for many users.

The XBM products work with selected BMC high-performance utilities to provide increased data availability. XBM also integrates with other BMC products to let you proactively manage system-wide performance and data availability.


The XBM user interface contains options that are not used with the snapshot, monitoring, or IBM z Integrated Information Processor (zIIP) processing features of XBM. This space does not discuss these options.

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